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Shooting in the wind?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by hubcap, Oct 19, 2007.

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  1. hubcap

    hubcap TS Member

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    I try to shoot a little faster in the wind.
     
  2. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    I try to shoot a little faster also. The conditions are the same for everyone but I think the mid to short yardage shooters have the advantage. Two of the three yards I gained this year were from shooting in 25-30 mph winds.

    Bill
     
  3. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    If the winds in you face, close you case. From anywhere else it's OK. "Old 27 yard proverb"
     
  4. Hipshot 3

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    Shooting in the wind is like farting in the wind.....you gotta make damn sure you is up wind!
     
  5. FarmerD

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    Shoot like you normally would, see the bird, break the bird. Don't anticipate. RG
     
  6. Montagnana2

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    I'm a B class shooter so you can take this for what it's worth. I have learned, at least for myself, and after getting this advice from a AA shooter, that lowering your hold point a little helps, at least with the wind coming toward you, causing the bird to zoom upward. The lower hold point seems to generate more energy to continue your upward swing. I used to be bothered by shooting in the wind but I usually do pretty well in it now and really have no psychological hang-ups about shooting on windy days. Other hang-ups perhaps, but not wind.

    Larry
     
  7. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Until one patterns their shotgun during breezes to hard winds, there's no way to know whats happening to your shotstring POI. Hard blowing crosswinds (excess of 35mph) are indeed tough. Rig up a 4X8 sheet of plywood to try when the hard crosswind blows and know how it affects your pattern. It will surprise you! Hap
     
  8. pendennis

    pendennis Well-Known Member

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    Got my trial by fire this weekend in singles and handicap. Very humbling experience. We had swirling winds all day, upwards of 35mph. Our fields face the east, and we waited until the sun got up a bit before we registered. We thought higher sun, and maybe the winds would die a bit. NO CHANCE.

    After shooting only five months, I really got a dose of experience. During both the singles and 'caps, The breeze would be at my back, and before I could pull the trigger, the birds would curve, dip, and appear to rise as if climbing steps.

    Scores really took a dive.

    Best,
    Dennis
     
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